Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Drag Illustrated’s Wes Buck Launches Behind-the-Scenes Video Blog

As a way to continue to offer the most unique content in the industry and continue to give drag racing fans unprecedented access, DRAG ILLUSTRATED Founder and Editorial Director Wes Buck announced today the launch of a behind-the-scenes video blog series that will appear on DRAG ILLUSTRATED’s YouTube and Facebook pages.

The comprehensive video series with Buck will give fans an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the popular magazine and the sport as he travels to a variety of different races, trade shows, race team shops and everything out of the ordinary at the dragstrip. After the success of the World Series of Pro Mod’s Embedded Series, which featured six vlogs on the behind-the-scenes action of the race and attracted nearly over 250,000 views on Facebook, offering further content like that became critically important for Buck.

“Since day one, it has been our mission grow and the build the sport of drag racing, and to do so by telling the stories of the incredible men and women that comprise it,” Buck said. “The people who drive these cars, that build them and work on them, and the people that make these events possible, they’ve always been the stars of the show that is drag racing, and it’s been our mission to shine as bright a light on them as possible by way of DRAG ILLUSTRATED and our print, digital and social platforms. This video blog, as well as the many other video projects we will be rolling out in the weeks and months to come, are a natural evolution of what we’ve been doing the last 13 years.”

The debut episode of the vlog series details Buck’s trip to Elite Motorsports in Winneywood, Okla., where the DRAG ILLUSTRATED Founder gets an unprecedented look at life inside and outside the Elite Motorsports’ state-of-the-art facility.

Fans will get VIP access to the ins and outs of team owner Richard Freeman’s Pro Stock and sportsman racing powerhouse, focusing on what makes the Elite Motorsports operation so successful as it jumps further into the Pro Mod world in 2018 as well. The video also documents life outside the shop for the close-knit group, giving fans incredible access to what makes the team special.

Upcoming episodes will focus on the fall NHRA event in Las Vegas, giving viewers can’t-miss access during the conclusion of the NHRA Pro Mod season, while other episodes include behind-the-scenes action the SEMA show in Las Vegas, the PRI show in Indianapolis and much more.

Every high-quality episode will be presented in a vlog-style format and will be available for viewing on Facebook and YouTube. The behind-the-scenes videos became a passion project spearheaded by lead videographer Blake Fontinel and Buck, whose popular “Selfie Videos” at races have drawn millions of views, with his weekly “Facebook Live!” show drawing tens of thousands of views each week.

“Our goal with the vlog is to simply do more of what we’re already doing, but do so in the form of an all-access, behind-the-scenes video series,” Buck said. “I’m blessed to do a lot of fun things that revolve around drag racing and spend time with a lot of awesome people, both at the drag strip and away from it, and I just want to take people along for the ride.”

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


The star-studded STREET OUTLAWS: No Prep Kings series is set to return for its 6th season in the summer of 2023. Fans can expect to...


Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings star and renowned engine builder Pat Musi joined the recent episode of The Wes Buck Show and provided an update...


Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings star Lizzy Musi announced today that she has been diagnosed with stage four breast cancer via her Youtube channel....


Tony Christian, one of the pioneering drivers of the Pro Street movement, passed away Thursday, June 9. Christian was infamous for his battles with...

Since 2005, DI has informed, inspired and educated drag racers from every walk of the racing life - weekend warrior and street/strip enthusiasts to pro-level doorslammer and Top Fuel racers. From award-winning writing and photography to binge-worthy videos to electric live events, DI meets hundreds of thousands of racers where they live, creating the moments that create conversations.